Travel Blogs from Portonovo
... Spanish children start school at 10am and finish at 5pm? It seems that families are dependant on grandparents to manage work, school and home life. Perhaps this is a hangover from rural days when people worked in the fields. Interestingly you do see a lot of Dads picking up children from school. With unemployment at 24.6% (NZ 5.6%) that probably explains some things. Jose would like to see changes in the way Spanish organise their day, seeing the down time in ...
... stone roads constructed by the Romans that had grooves worn into them from centuries of cart wheels running over them. I am struggling a bit with the hills, but love the downward trip & the flat areas. The day started to get warmer & the last 1/3 of the trip into Pontevedra was hot & arduous. I was dragging my feet. ...
Another morning of thick fog. After a stroll to the Praza de Galacia with Chris & a coffee, we wandered across the bridge with Elizabeth & Paul & went back to Valencia to look around. Quiet day with lunch in the park, then a beer & per dinner drink. Tomorrow we start walking again to Santiago. O Porrino is a short jaunt of ...
... amp; families appeared to be catching up with each other - a weekly ritual perhaps. We had a wine with the locals & when the tapirs bars opened at 8pm we had a Perigrino meal. We are amazed at how cheap both Portugal & Spain are. A large glass of wine is €2, approx $3. Coffee with cake is €1 ($1.50). 4 small tubs of yogurt were €.57 or just over ...
Day 7 - The rhythm continues (Saturday, 9/13) Day 8 - Walking in the rain (Sunday, 9/14) Day 9 - We journey with those we began with (Monday, 9/15) Alfonso and I decided to take the alternative route to a Franciscan monestary where we will be staying tonight. For the last 24 kilometers, we decided to break it up into two parts; tomorrow we leave for Teo and Wednesday we will head towards Santiago. I said to him that it is important that we be spiritually prepared for ...
Other places to stay in Portonovo
Paxarinas s/n, Portonovo | Hotelfrom $80
Playa de Canelas, Portonovo | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Cabicastro 16, Portonovo | 2 star hotelfrom $51
Playa de Canelinas, Portonovo | Hotelfrom $55
Calle Rafael Pico 42A , Portonovo | Hotelfrom $46